The littleBits Korg Synth Kit sounds great, but it’s exceedingly hard to use for musical purposes because itsÂ oscillatorsÂ don’tÂ stay in tune for more than a few minutes at a time. After a few frustrating afternoons of trying to record a synth lead withÂ this thing, I decided the only way that I would be able to useÂ itÂ is if I created a multisample out of it.
Here’s what the waveforms look like:
So…after painstakingly tuning each one, IÂ sampled each note over six octaves, set loop points, then turned it into a multisample.
- Three formats:Â SFZ, Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1, and Ableton Live 9.1 (Simpler).
- Recorded in 96khz, 16-bit using a high-end audio interface
- Seemless waveform looping
- Recorded without lowpass filter (add your own software filters within Ableton, SFZ plugin, or Native Instruments Kontakt)
- Control envelope within SFZ, Ableton or Native Instruments Kontakt
- Both littleBits waveforms: sawtooth and square wave
- 5+Â octaves
- Allows for polyphony (which the actual synth kit does not)
- Responds to velocity (which the actual synth kit does not)
- Ableton instrument responds to pitch bend and mod wheel (which actual synth kit does not)
If you make a cool track using these samples, post it in the comments here!